Eminem Puts Trump on Blast in New Cypher, America Reacts

October 11th, 2017: As seen on SONGLYRICS (PDF)

Eminem in the official video for his BET cypher dubbed ‘The Storm’; Photo: YouTube/BET


Last night, during BET’s Hip-Hop Awards ceremony, Eminem debuted a scathing anti-Trump freestyle in BET’s traditional cypher series, putting the POTUS on blast for everything from racism to patriotism hypocrisies.

Not the first time Eminem has voiced his opinion about Trump on record, this is the first time he came out guns ablazin’ with the entire narrative aimed at the President — boiling the ethos down in its final moments to a proverbial “line in the sand:”

And any fan of mine who’s a supporter of his
I’m drawing in the sand a line: you’re either for or against
And if you can’t decide who you like more and you’re split
On who you should stand beside, I’ll do it for you with this:
Fuck you!
The rest of America stand up
We love our military, and we love our country
But we fucking hate Trump

Dubbed “The Storm” and filmed in Em’s native Detroit in a parking garage, the 44-year-old rapper chastises Trump’s wall-building mission, his reaction to the Colin Kaepernick/NFL fiasco, the ‘drain the swamp’ agenda, both post Puerto Rico and Las Vegas presidential aid shortcomings, and a bevy of other issues that he and a lot of the nation are boiling over with rage and frustration.

The current No. 1 trending video on YouTube, much of the reaction — at least in the Twittersphere — so far has sided with ‘Em, with Colin Kaepernick retweeting the video with an emoji fist and a simple “I appreciate you.” LeBron James reciprocated with a fist. J. Cole said “Protect Eminem at all cost.” Even Ellen DeGeneres is empathizing.

Though the the pro-Trump camp is rumbling as well with a few knee jerks, with at least one news outlet — the Washington Examiner — attempting to do what it does best and call out other news outlets for being biased, positing that the media is omitting Eminem’s “history of bigoted lyrics.”

And it’s only a matter of time before Trump’s short Twitter fuse gets all sorts of lit. Until then, here’s a pressure valve release for anyone who’s ever been called a snowflake/care to wash away the political stinkfrom other Detroit ‘musician’, Kid Rock.

Watch the full cypher below, followed by a transcription of all the lyrics.

 

It’s the calm before the storm right here
Wait, how was I gonna start this off?
I forgot… oh, yeah

That’s an awfully hot coffee pot
Should I drop it on Donald Trump? Probably not
But that’s all I got ’til I come up with a solid plot
Got a plan and now I gotta hatch it
Like a damn Apache with a tomahawk
I’ma walk inside a mosque on Ramadan
And say a prayer that every time Melania talks
She gets a mou—ahh, I’ma stop
But we better give Obama props
‘Cause what we got in office now’s a kamikaze
That’ll prolly cause a nuclear holocaust
And while the drama pops
And he waits for shit to quiet down, he’ll just gas his plane up and fly around ’til the bombin’ stops
Intensities heightened, tensions are risin’
Trump, when it comes to givin’ a shit, you’re stingy as I am
Except when it comes to havin’ the balls to go against me, you hide ’em
‘Cause you don’t got the fuckin’ nuts like an empty asylum
Racism’s the only thing he’s fantastic for
‘Cause that’s how he gets his fuckin’ rocks off and he’s orange
Yeah, sick tan
That’s why he wants us to disband
‘Cause he can not withstand
The fact we’re not afraid of Trump
Fuck walkin’ on egg shells, I came to stomp
That’s why he keeps screamin’, “Drain the swamp!”
‘Cause he’s in quicksand
It’s like we take a step forwards then backwards
But this is his form of distraction
Plus, he gets an enormous reaction
When he attacks the NFL so we focus on that in–
–stead of talkin’ Puerto Rico or gun reform for Nevada
All these horrible tragedies and he’s bored and would rather
Cause a Twitter storm with the Packers
Then says he wants to lower our taxes
Then who’s gonna pay for his extravagant trips
Back and forth with his fam to his golf resorts and his mansions?
Same shit that he tormented Hillary for and he slandered
Then does it more
From his endorsement of Bannon
Support for the Klansmen
Tiki torches in hand for the soldier that’s black
And comes home from Iraq
And is still told to go back to Africa
Fork and a dagger in this racist 94-year-old grandpa
Who keeps ignorin’ our past historical, deplorable factors
Now if you’re a black athlete, you’re a spoiled little brat for
Tryna use your platform or your stature
To try to give those a voice who don’t have one
He says, “You’re spittin’ in the face of vets who fought for us, you bastards!”
Unless you’re a POW who’s tortured and battered
‘Cause to him you’re zeros
‘Cause he don’t like his war heroes captured
That’s not disrespectin’ the military
Fuck that, this is for Colin, ball up a fist
And keep that shit balled like Donald the bitch
“He’s gonna get rid of all immigrants”
“He’s gonna build that thang up taller than this”
Well, if he does build it, I hope it’s rock solid with bricks
‘Cause like him in politics, I’m usin’ all of his tricks
‘Cause I’m throwin’ that piece of shit against the wall ’til it sticks
And any fan of mine who’s a supporter of his
I’m drawing in the sand a line, you’re either for or against
And if you can’t decide who you like more and you’re split
On who you should stand beside, I’ll do it for you with this:
Fuck you
The rest of America stand up
We love our military, and we love our country
But we fucking hate Trump